Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Confusion and Cosmonauts

So I've been doing a bit of interesting reading....you know, Genesis is a fascinating book.

One story that has especially jumped out at me is the Tower of Babel. Now I've heard this story a million times, but this time it struck me a little differently...

The story is all about the people coming together and trying to accomplish something great. Now, that "something" was building a tower to the heavens...which we all know is impossible, but the theory of building something large and powerful, and accomplishing it together is a pretty nifty idea.

Since then, we've built skyscrapers that just about break atmo, and we've created thousands of things that come a lot closer to "reaching the heavens" than I'm sure their tower did.

However, God basically blew it out of the sky. He was SO unhappy with their idea that he destroyed their tower, and confused all of their languages so they could no longer communicate together and achieve greatness.

Now, I suppose I understand the principle behind God's movement in this story. He didn't want people uniting together and thinking they were greater as a group than He is as their God. BUT, if He didn't want that then, why has he allowed it now?

Even in the Old Testament, there are stories of vast cities and large walls, and peoples so great that the Israelites called them giants (imagine what their buildings must have looked like). And now, we build the Sears Tower, and the Empire State building, and whatever that building in Dubai is called that quite literally touches the clouds.

Besides building those buildings, people have conquered the largest peaks and the lowest ocean depths, and beyond that, we've sent rovers to MARS! So why hasn't God blown us out of the sky???

Why didn't he confuse those Russian Cosmonauts, and blow Sputnik into a billion pieces??? Why is he still letting us explore the depths of space and the highest and lowest points of the Earth?

I guess my big question is, if God was so afraid of them "reaching Heaven", did Heaven used to be closer to the Earth? Did God pick up His mansions and move them a few billion light years away from us so we couldn't break HIS atmo?

I know this is a silly question, but some things in this fascinating book just make me take a step back and go "HUH?????"

Thanks again for your indulgence. Comments and answers are more than welcome :-)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My hubby has an auditor again!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

This means that he doesn't have to bring all of his daily revenue and paperwork home to finish up at night. This means that I get to see him again. This means that he is a much happier boy.

This means I am a much happier girl.

Thanks for indulging me :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blogging

I know I haven't blogged in quite some time...

But frankly, I don't know that much.

I'm not enjoying my job right now because they've taken away most of my writing responsibilities and given me "bigger" analytics tracking and link building stuff to do. It's terribly boring. I'm ready to pull my hair out.

Maggie got fixed. She's all better now, but she hasn't calmed down any like the doctor said she would...so we're going to invest in some puppy classes.

I came home for an extra long weekend last week and had some good quality time with my momma :) AND I finally got to see Philip and Sara! Seems like I always miss you guys!

Our church just raised over $9000 to build a well in Ethiopia. Combined with the church down the road, we're going to build two wells :)

I don't think I'll be able to go to Saba again this year. I'm very sad...but also excited about some new possibilities on the horizon (more on that to come....).

For a few more days...this is all I have to blog.

I might have something exciting to blog next week...we'll see :)